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20th century




20th century

21st century

Solo repertoire


Alto flute

Bass flute

Poulenc Francis

Aitken, Robert

Arnold, Malcolm

Barber, Samuel

Bartók, Béla Viktor János

Beaser, Robert

Bennet, Richard Rodney

Berio, Luciano

Bernstein, Leonard

Bloch, Ernest

Bolling, Claude

Boulanger, Marie-Juliette

Bourdin, Roger

Bozza, Eugène Joseph

Brown, Elizabeth

Brun, Georges

Burton, Eldin

Büsser, Henri

Camus, Pierre

Carter, Elliott

Casella, Alfredo

Clarke, Ian

Colquhoun, Michael

Copland, Aaron

Corigliano, John

Dahl, Walter Ingolf Marcus

Damase, Jean-Michel

Davidovsky, Mario

Debussy, Claude

Del Tredici, David

Denisov, Edison

Dick, Robert

Dohnányi, Ernő

Dutilleux, Henri

Enescu, George

Feld, Jindřich

Ferroud, Pierre-Octave

Foote, Arthur

Foss, Lukas

Françaix, Jean

Fukushima, Kazuo

Gaubert, Philippe

Gieseking, Walter

Gordeli, Otar

Griffes, Charles Tomlinson

Grinblat, Romuald

Grovlez, Gabriel

Guarnieri, Mozart Camargo

Hanson, Howard Harold

Harsányi, Tibor

Harty, Hamilton

Heiss, John

Heith, David

Higdon, Jennifer

Hindemith, Paul

Honegger, Arthur

Hoover, Katherine

Hosokawa, Toshio

Hovhaness, Alan

Hüe, Georges Adolphe

Ibert, Jacques

Ichiyanagi, Toshi

Ittzés, Gergely

Jacob, Gordon

Jemnitz, Sándor

Jirák, Karel Boleslav

Jolivet, André

Karg-Elert, Sigfrid

Kennan, Kent Wheeler

Kornauth, Egon

La Montaine, John

Liebermann, Lowell

Martin, Frank

Martino, Donald

Martinů, Bohuslav

Messiaen, Olivier

Mihalovici, Marcel

Milhaud, Darius

Mouquet, Jules

Mower, Mike

Muczynski, Robert

Nielsen, Carl

Offermans, Wil

Piazzolla, Astor

Piston, Walter

Poulenc, Francis

Prokofiev, Sergey

Rachmaninoff, Sergei

Ran, Shulamit

Ravel, Maurice

Reynolds, Verne

Rivier, Jean

Rota, Nino

Roussel, Albert

Rutter, John

Saariaho, Kaija

Sancan, Pierre

Schulhoff, Erwin

Schwantner, Joseph

Sciarrino, Salvatore

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Sibelius, Jean

Tailleferre, Germaine

Takemitsu, Tōru

Taktakishvili, Otar

Varèse, Edgar

Vasks, Pēteris

Weigl, Vally

Weinberg, Mieczysław

Williams, Ralph Vaughan

Yun, Isang

Sonata for Flute and piano

By Poulenc Francis

F. Poulenc: Flute Sonata was written in 1957 while spending winter in Cannes. The Sonata was composed on comission by the American Library of Congress and dedicated to the memory of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, an American patron of chamber music. The sonata was premiered by Jean-Pierre Rampal and Francis Poulenc in 1957 at the Strasbourg Music Festival and ever since has become as one of the most played compositions for flute and piano in the world.

Davide Formisano

2013, live at the Kumho Art Hall, Seoul, Korea

1. Allegro malinconico

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Davide Formisano

2013, live at the Kumho Art Hall, Seoul, Korea

2. Cantilena

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Davide Formisano

2013, live at the Kumho Art Hall, Seoul, Korea

3. Presto Giocoso

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Amy Porter

Matthew Thompson (piano), 2016, live at University of Michigan School of Music

1.. Allegro malinconico, 2. Cantilena, 3. Presto Giocoso

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Poulenc Francis

Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963) was a French composer and pianist. Born in a family of a wealthy manufacturer, he started to play piano at the age of five and was denied further musical studies at the Paris Conservatory by his father when he turned 14. Only after his death Francis was able to follow his dream to become a musician, greatly encouraged and influenced by his piano teacher Ricardo Viñes.

Eric Satie introduced him to a group of young composers which collectively became known as Les Six (Milhaud, Poulenc, Auric, Durey, Tailleferre and Honegger). Due to his bright nature, Poulenc acquired reputation as humorous, lightweight composer, even though he managed to compose such profound works as monodrama La voix humaine (Human voice) and opera Dialogues des Carmélites, which was premiered in Paris only three days after the premiere of his Flute Sonata.